'Mayor's Night Out' in Homewood brings storm of issues to forefront
(UrbanMediaToday) - Mayor
Bill Peduto brought his Tuesday “Night Out” in Homewood to an end nearly an
hour late in consideration of the Westinghouse High School staffers who needed
to close the building.
The meeting, which Mayoral staffers
call one of the best attended thus far, was an effort to reach out to community
members in Peduto’s “Open Government” policy. Also present to address community
concerns were Directors, Chiefs, and the Acting Chief of Police Cameron McLay.
In the audience were numerous members of the Mayor’s staff, as well as City
Council Representative Reverend Ricky Burgess, State Representative Ed Gainey,
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, County Council Representative Bill
Robinson and Pittsburgh Board of Education Representatives Sylvia Wilson and
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County take next steps in 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative
PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 24, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh, working with partners in Allegheny County and other community leaders, is taking further steps to implement the local version of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which is seeking ways to provide more opportunities to boys and young men of color.
In September the President issued a challenge to cities, counties, town and tribes nationwide to become “MBK Communities,” wherein elected officials work with local partners to forge long-term and strategic programs to help the job and life development of at-risk young people.
99-year-old Amy Perkins on being a breast cancer survivor
(left to right) Amy Perkins and Gail Taylor
(UrbanMediaToday) - The African American
Women's Speakers Bureau, an organization of African American breast and
cervical cancer survivors, chose October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month – to
hold their annual prayer brunch.
400 people gathered on
October 11 at the Monroeville Convention Center to hear uplifting words from
keynote speaker Cheryl Ruffin, pastor of St. Paul AME Church.
Among those in the
audience was a 14 year breast cancer survivor – 99-year-old Amy Perkins, who
said her faith in God kept her from being afraid when she was first told she
had the disease, “There’s nothing I can do – just pray it would be caught in
time that was all.”
(UrbanMediaToday) - Everybody knows Chris Rock is funny. Now the comic actor in his latest movie, “Top Five,” is playing Andre Allen an actor who is tired of being funny in his movies and wants to take on more serious roles.
Rock is a triple threat on this film – star, director, and writer while assembling a stellar cast that includes Gabrielle Union portraying his wife and Rosario Dawson as a reporter assigned to interview him. Look for a number of other stars including Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, crazy funnyman Kevin Hart and Jerry Seinfeld of “Seinfeld” fame.
“Top Five” is scheduled for nationwide release on December 12.
(UrbanMediaToday) -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will face off in the November 4th general election. UrbanMediaToday, takes a closer look at the candidates for the Pennsylvania Governor's seat.
Stacey Dash: Minorities feel 'worthless,' have 'plantation mentality' under Dems
(TheGrio) - Well, it looks like Clueless star Stacey Dash has put her foot in her mouth yet again.
The 47-year-old actress appeared Tuesday on Fox News’ Hannity and gave her revealing insight on the social welfare programs supported by the Democratic party.
Pitt’s 6 fumbles opens door to embarrassing 56-28 Homecoming loss
Homecoming is supposed to be a fun day. A time when past students come back to their alma mater to relive good times and memories and watch their college football team get a win. Pitt had their homecoming day as they welcomed the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets to Heinz Field and they also joined in the festivities by returning the scripted Pitt logo to their helmets, something that they haven’t had on their helmets since 1996. As for the game itself well, it was basically a nightmare.